They view Syndergaard as a potential replacement for Bartolo Colon, who is being mentioned in trade rumors.
"In the worst case, it would be (Daisuke) Matsuzaka, and in the best case, it would be Syndergaard," one source said, explaining why the organization would be comfortable replacing Colon over the next two months.
What was expected has been all but confirmed. The
McAllister has earned a spot in the rotation with a strong run with the Clippers, followed by two starts with the Indians in which he surrendered just four runs in 12 1/3 innings.
The injury comes at a bad time for Zimmerman, who is batting .387 with a .613 slugging percentage and 1.050 OPS in his last 17 games. He has two home runs, eight doubles and 17 RBI in that span.
"I'm going to go for 2,500 (games) so let's see what happens," Ramirez said. "I'm only 36; I'll be OK. I'm playing past this year, for sure. I don't know how much longer but definitely more years. I'll see where I'm at after the season but I feel good right now. Health is the main thing. My body is telling me I can still play."
Ramirez has a mutual option for $14 million for next season. If Ramirez exercises the option and the Brewers decline, he gets a $4 million buyout.
"That, I don't think about," he said. "I don't really like to talk about contracts during the season. They haven't approached me about anything, either, so we'll see what happens.
"I like it here. It's the reason I came here. I have no regrets. I've had a great three years here. I've liked it. It's a good place to play baseball. A great stadium; we have a roof (so) I don't have to worry about the conditions. A good team. We just missed the playoffs my first year here. This year, we're in the pennant race. So, we have a good team and it was the right choice."
The 30-year-old Leroux made two regrettable appearances with New York earlier this season, giving up five earned runs on seven hits in two innings pitched.
Johnson has proven mediocre this season, mostly in a platoon role against right-handers. He owns a stat line of .219/.304/.373.
Granderson has been in a mini-slide with no hits in his last nine at-bats. He owns a mediocre stat line of .235/.343/.411 on the year.
A calf injury that had prevented
The part-timer has three hits in his last eight at-bats with two runs and four RBI.
Manager Mike Redmond said reliever
Redmond added second baseman
Though, the Twins might try to keep Suzuki since few contenders have a need for a catcher.